Posts Tagged ‘Postism Art’

NYC Art Formula

February 2, 2018

What’s makes great art in NYC? For most trendy results follow these basic rules.

1. Got to be big. Pompous and inflated is good. If it takes up a complete room, better.
2. Has to be generic surrealism, or dada, 100 years after that art genre was relevant. But the art media has to pretend its fresh, today, and now, not a reflection of two world wars!
3. Make sure the art is incomprehensible. Then when people ask you the artist what it means, you can be smug like they don’t get it, but you do.
4. Keep the art a secret between these 3: rich patron, gallery owner, and artist. The point is to scam the patron. Pretend only you and he can share the secret of why the art is worth such an inflated price. You are in the know!
5. Never consider any art that is useful such as, book illustrations, comic book artists, cartoon art, online art, fashion illustrations, digital art, graffiti and street art, poster/flyer art, architectural illustrations, etc.
6. Do everything you can to block the new art ideas of the art revolution sweeping the country, or any of it’s progressive ideas in any other arts.

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The River (two versions)

September 19, 2017

The River

The Art Market

August 31, 2017

Many times I have railed against the art establishment. Maybe it’s time to hear from another voice.

Here is a video by “Adam Ruins Everything.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSdbASDdwU4

Tom Hendricks, editor of Musea
tomhendricks.us

My 10,000th Art Work

June 1, 2017

Not too long after I started painting and drawing, I began to catalogue my works. Over the years the numbers have grown. Tuesday, the 23rd of May, I finished by 10,000th art work. That is a milestone for me.

I work in batches, many works at a sitting, then catalogue them later. I knew I was near that big number, and I was curious which work it would be.

It turned out to be a small copy of an old drawing, that I had found, fixed up with pencil, and trimmed to get a new composition. That work was called “Worried Woman”. Far from being a celebratory piece!

So instead I’m going to go back up a little and talk about the earlier work, #9,998. This is a larger piece and one that I spent some time on. It is called Girl in the Yellow Dress ( or Woman in the Yellow Dress) , and it has quite a pedigree!

The work was first a drawing copy of mine of a painting by a late 19th century American painter. I have forgotten who the artist was, but it is in my notes somewhere.
I loved what he had done, and made a somewhat realistic version of it. Then I made copies of that, and colored them with colored pencils. Then I made copies of the colored version with some in color and some in b/w (black and white). I took one of the b/w copies and added black pencil to bring out the contrast and make the blacks richer.

Finally, it was done. Here it is. Woman in the Yellow Dress. Though not the exact 10,000th work, close enough.

Woman (in black and white)

May 12, 2017


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